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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Wildlife Photography - Polar Bears In Hudson Bay

I am off to Hudson Bay for a Polar Bear photo shoot. This region of Canada has the most southern population of Polar Bears in the world and they are very vulnerable to climate change. Already the ice in the Bay has been melting earlier and freezing later for a number of years now. This has a detrimental effect on the Bears because they rely on solid ice to hunt seals. When the hunting season is shortened by the rise in temperature, they run the risk of expending more energy and travel much further to find their food.

Hoping to see more Snowy Owls and Gyr Falcons this time. The real icing on the cake will be coming across a nice Aurora Borealis but I am not counting on it. Spending another Halloween on the frozen tundra. Just the thought of 30+ knots winds and bone-chilling temperatures is scary enough for me. Should have intermittent access to the Internet but in the meantime, you can look at some photos from my past trips and I will try and stay in touch. Wish me luck.

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